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by Administrator
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: THE FINANCIAL IMPACTS OF PROBLEM GAMBLING
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Views: 3437

THE FINANCIAL IMPACTS OF PROBLEM GAMBLING

HOW MUCH ARE YOU WILLING TO WAGER? As the old saying goes, “This town wasn’t built on winners”, and that is something problem gamblers forget more often than those who gamble socially. Social gambling can be a fun activity, with no negative impacts for most individuals. However, for those that suffe...
by Administrator
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: MARCH MADNESS AND PROBLEM GAMBLING
Replies: 0
Views: 3411

MARCH MADNESS AND PROBLEM GAMBLING

ARE PEOPLE ADDICTED TO BRACKETOLOGY? Each year, millions of people in the United States fill out brackets to pick the winner of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The brackets can be found on ESPN.com, inside sports sections of newspapers and on many other websites on the Internet. It seems like ...
by Administrator
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: PROBLEM GAMBLING AWARENESS MONTH
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Views: 3260

PROBLEM GAMBLING AWARENESS MONTH

SHINE THE LIGHT-IMPACTS OF TECHNOLOGY March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. As a result of ongoing manufacturer research, technology now provides computerized slot machines with the ability to appeal to the player on almost every level of the senses, (light, sound, visually, and the illusion of...
by Administrator
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: MY DAUGHTER SARAH
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Views: 3237

MY DAUGHTER SARAH

FROM GETTING HELP TO GIVING IT I remember the first time I realized that my daughter had a gambling problem. We were living in Florida and visited the local casino to have some fun. My adult daughter, Sarah came along and tried her luck at the slot machines. She won a pretty good sized jackpot withi...
by Administrator
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: GAMBLING AND THE HOLIDAYS
Replies: 0
Views: 3420

GAMBLING AND THE HOLIDAYS

ARE THE HOLIDAYS A TRIGGER FOR YOU? The FCCG would like to wish all of you a happy and healthy holiday season! For many, the holiday season represents a time when family and friends gather together to laugh, eat festive foods, exchange gifts and enjoy each others company. Unfortunately, this is not ...
by Administrator
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: GAMBLING ADDICTION AND THE MILITARY
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Views: 3143

GAMBLING ADDICTION AND THE MILITARY

THE HIDDEN BATTLE WITH ADDICTION November is an important month for military veterans. Veterans Day is a time to pay homage to those that have served the United States to protect us from foreign and domestic dangers. To that end, the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) offers a huge THANK ...
by Administrator
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: JULIE’S STORY-GETTING BACK TO SQUARE ONE
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Views: 3065

JULIE’S STORY-GETTING BACK TO SQUARE ONE

The first time I gambled, I was with a few friends on a casino cruise off the coast of Florida and I hated it. I was seasick and miserable for 4 hours! It left such a bad taste in my mouth that I didn't gamble again for the next 10 years. Then one day, my sister came to visit and she told me she wan...
by Administrator
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: THE FCCG IS CELEBRATING NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH
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Views: 3585

THE FCCG IS CELEBRATING NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH

YOUR PATH TO RECOVERY IS A PHONE CALL OR A MOUSE CLICK AWAY September is National Recovery Month so the FCCG wants to encourage anyone who is having problems with gambling to reach out for help so we can assist in getting you on the path to recovery. Approximately 60 million adults in the United Sta...
by Administrator
Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Financial Assistance Available!
Replies: 0
Views: 3559

Financial Assistance Available!

FCCG Budgeting Tool The FCCG has launched a new program as part of it’s Peer Connect resource. The Peer Connect program is a offers a gambler or a loved the opportunity to speak to someone in recovery for purposes of gaining insight into the recovery process from someone with that experience. In add...
by Administrator
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: 2015/2016 HelpLine Stats are in!
Replies: 0
Views: 3206

2015/2016 HelpLine Stats are in!

Data From the 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine Throughout the 2015/2016 fiscal year, the FCCG received over 5,900 contacts to its 888-ADMIT-IT Helpline for help or information about a gambling problem. This was a 9% increase over the previous year. When looking at the Help contacts, data showed that 75% of the...
by Administrator
Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Stock Market Gambling-As Harmful as Casino Gambling?
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Views: 3320

Stock Market Gambling-As Harmful as Casino Gambling?

By its very definition, gambling: Placing something of value on an event of an uncertain outcome; Buying, selling and trading stocks is indeed a type of gambling. Simply put, if you buy stocks, you don’t know if the stock is going to go up or down so you are taking a chance on an event with an uncer...
by Administrator
Thu May 19, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Gambling and Medications
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Views: 3093

Gambling and Medications

Medication Side Effects Include Compulsive Gambling It has been known for many years that medications for Parkinson’s and Restless Leg Syndrome sufferers such as Requip and Miripex can cause people to develop serious gambling problems within a relatively short amount of time. More recently, Abilify ...
by Administrator
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Marcus–A True Friend
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Views: 3528

Marcus–A True Friend

Helping A Loved One Hi, I’m Marcus. I want to tell you about my friend Carl who was in so deep I didn't think he had a chance to get a normal life back. Carl and I had known each other for about 10 years. We met through mutual friends and hit it off and soon became good friends. One day while I was ...
by Administrator
Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: March Madness and Gambling-Brackets, Betting and Addiction
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Views: 3295

March Madness and Gambling-Brackets, Betting and Addiction

The NCAA’s March Madness Tournament which starts on March 15th and ends with the Championship game on April 4th is an annual event that millions of people watch to root on their favorite College teams. The upsets, the action and the amazing passes and dunks are on full display on several networks th...
by Administrator
Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Problem Gambling Awareness Month
Replies: 0
Views: 5584

Problem Gambling Awareness Month

PGAM–Spreading the Word The Month of March is an important time for the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling. Every year the FCCG participates in Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). This event is a nationwide grass roots campaign aimed at educating the public about gambling addiction. The FCC...